Sunday, July 23, 2006

 

Don't tell them what Adidas stands for

From those time travelling, marketing genius' at Pepsi:



ZANN HUIZHEN HUANG / WPN
Although Tehran sponsors Hizballah, Iranians generally are not concerned about war in Lebanon. These women ride on the Tehran subway
From the Magazine | The Way Out

Parvin Heydari, an Iranian mother of two, was flipping back and forth between the nightly news and Oprah when a bulletin on an Iranian state channel caught her attention. It urged Iranians to boycott what it called "Zionist products," including those made by Pepsi, Nestlé and Calvin Klein, and warned that profits from such products "are converted into bullets piercing the chests of Lebanese and Palestinian children." As evidence, the voice-over intoned, "Pepsi stands for 'pay each penny to save Israel.'" Heydari says she changed the channel, as she has no intention of crossing Nestlé's Nesquik off her shopping list. "Lebanon has nothing to do with us," she says. "We should mind our own business and concentrate on policies that are good for our economy, and our kids." [Emphasis added.]

Oprah? Does she do a special Farsi episode or do they digitally add hajibs?

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